Ms. Sonya Van De Graaff
Sonya Van de Graaff is a Partner in the Business Restructuring & Insolvency Group of Morrison & Foerster’s London Office. Ms. Van de Graaff advises funds and other investors, whether individually or in ad hoc groups, involved in complex capital structures in cross-border restructurings and also the UK market. In particular, she has experience in identifying and analysing distressed investment opportunities and developing innovative restructuring strategies.
Amongst her expertise includes advising investors and shareholders in connection with financial institution restructurings, where government intervention (such as under the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive) could result in disparate treatment or disenfranchisement of their investments. She has more than 19 years of experience in these markets, having led or been involved in a number of market-leading transactions requiring balancing the interests of various stakeholder groups. These include restructurings of structured credit transactions, bond restructurings, pre-packaged administrations, loan to own transactions, schemes of arrangement, credit institution restructurings and European aspects of Chapter 11 filings.